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slotcarbruce
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need driver for ? video controller (VGA compatible) XP Home SP3 in Satellite A105-S1013

received an used "all cleaned up" toshiba satellite A105-S1013 laptop from a "friend of a friend". has a dvd-rom, went to play a dvd - media player 11 for xp just can't do it. looked into it, discovered some missing drivers. spent way too much time trying to download drivers and purchased a codec pack from roxio "cineplayer dvd pack" for $15 as a cure. no workie. stuck my nose in farther (i can navigate comfortably until i cannot understand the lingo) and discovered in the device manager "? video controller (vga compatible)" - has NO driver (must have been "cleaned up"). tried to find an update driver, but cannot identify the device (video card?) - no name/info under adapter heading.

could someone point me in a different direction to stumble some more? i know there's "updates" out there for all this ancient software/hardware. any help would be greatly appreciated.

just want to watch a dvd movie....    

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: need driver for ? video controller (VGA compatible) XP Home SP3 in Satellite A105-S1013

 

Satellite A105-S1013

 

Downloads are here.

 

If I wanted to keep a machine somebody gave me, I'd restore it to factory new and update from there. You can probably get recovery discs from third-party distributors.

 

   Digitalmedia-labs.com

 

   MyRecoveryCDs.com

 

   Recovery-CD.com

 

   RestoreDisks.com

 

   RestoreCD4u

-Jerry